Real Life Weddings France: Dordogne

Penned on February 3, 2012 in Real Weddings
Photography by Kevin Hulett

We are visiting the Dordogne for todays real life weddings france for the wedding of Anna and Anthony, organised by english speaking wedding planners in France –  Fête in France

After a traditional Korean wedding ceremony in LA, Anna and Anthony came to France to celebrate their wedding with 45 friends and family members. They privatized a stunning Chateau in the Dordogne Valley, a beautiful and rustic region of France known for its excellent food and especially for its foie gras.  Guests traveled from far and wide to arrive at the Chateau but were treated to a weekend full of events.

real life weddings franceThe night before the wedding they hosted a candlelight rehearsal dinner at the traditional stone farmhouse on the property.  The day-of festivities were held at the Chateau itself which has sweeping views of the surrounding Dordogne river valley.

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The bride Anna is simply stunning in the photos, which would not be out of place in many of the vintage glam couture bridal ranges. Thanks to Fête in France and Kevin & Katie Hulett  for sharing the beautiful wedding with us and many happy years to Anna and Anthony.

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Credits:

Photographer – Kevin & Katie Hulett
Catering (Wedding Day) – Amy Jurist
Rentals – Souchon Libourne
Flowers (supplier)
Eric Delibie – Art et Fleurs
24 Ave Thiers
24200 Sarlat-la-Caneda
Email: art-et-fleurs@wanadoo.fr
Music for ceremony & cocktail – Trio Glinka
Email: alexandre.bisciglia@wanadoo.fr
Music for cocktail & dance – George Smith
Wedding Cake : Les Gourmandise de Lucco
La Couture
24220 Bezanac
Hair & makeup – Carey Hawkins
Organization – Fête in France